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xxxix, 479 p. ; 19 cm.
  • Historical, scientific, and legal background
  • The Federal, state, and local legal systems
  • Federal policy, regulation, and markets
  • State and regional climate change policy and regulation
  • Local climate action plans, sustainability, and comprehensive planning
  • Energy efficient buildings
  • Green buildings and sites
  • Green neighborhoods and transit oriented development
  • Renewable energy : wind, solar, and beyond
  • Sequestration
  • Sea level rise adaptation and resiliency
  • Appendix: Internet guide to climate change & sustainable development research.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Key issues for smaller developing countries / by Ivan Mbrimi
  • Responses to trade and adaptation challenges / by Vicente Yu
  • International transport, tourism and services / by Keith Nurse
  • Food miles debate / by Hasit Shah
  • Standards and labelling for energy-efficient goods / by Paul Waide
  • Liberalisation of environmental goods and services / by Mahesh Sugathan
  • New technologies and innovation / by Maria Julia Oliva
  • Climate impact, adaptation and mitigation in the agricultural sector : trade linkages / by Anthony Okon Nyong
  • Climate change and fisheries : policy, trade and sustainable development issues / by Moustapha Kamal Gueye
  • Climate-related border measures / by Thomas L. Brewer
  • Energy-intensive sectors and international trade : possible sectoral agreements / by Joyashree Roy
  • Conclusions.
Responding to climate change is a global challenge with significant implications for small developing countries. Debate on how trade policy can mitigate the effects of climate change has so far centred on developed countries and the large emerging economies, especially China, Brazil and India, but what are the implications for small and vulnerable economies (SVEs), least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS)? These countries are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change but they are least equipped to deal with changes in trade policy. Trade, Climate Change and Sustainable Development examines the opportunities and multiple large-scale challenges they face in adapting key trade sectors to the impact of climate change, addressing climate change measures, and furthering their own trade capacity and competitiveness in the global market. This book is the result of a joint project between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva. It will be of interest to policy-makers and anyone who wants to gain a clear understanding of the implications of climate change on the economies of smaller developing states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780850928815 20160603
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Markets, the state and the dynamics of inequality in Latin America : Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay / Nora Lustig and Luis F. Lopez-Calva
  • Politics and the room to manoeuvre : democracy, social opportunity and poverty in India / Subrata K. Mitra, Jivanta Schöttli, Markus Pauli
  • The importance of place and space : the spatial dimensions of poverty and development policy / Kate Bird, and Kate Higgins
  • Assessing the potential impact on poverty of rising cereals prices : the case of Mali / George Joseph and Quentin Wodon
  • Assessing the potential impact of higher fertilizer use on poverty among farm households : illustration for Rwanda / Enrique Hennings and Quentin Wodon
  • Poverty reduction challenges in South Asia / Arup Mitra
  • Official development assistance : does it reduce poverty? / John Weiss
  • Bolsa família, its design, its impacts and possibilities for the future / Sergei Soares
  • The biodiversity conservation : an effective mechanism for poverty alleviation? / Dilys Roe and Terry Sunderland
  • Tracing the REDD bullet : implications of market-based forest conservation mechanisms for poverty alleviation in developing countries / Bryan R. Bushley and Rishikesh R. Bhandary
  • Banking on social institutions for poverty reduction / Hari B. Dulal and Roberto Foa
  • Climate change adaptation and the international aid regime prospects for policy convergence / Craig Johnson
  • Lessons on equitable growth : stories of progress in Vietnam, Mauritius, and Malawi / Milo Vandemoortele and Kate Bird.
Poverty reduction challenges in the twenty-first century are not the same as those from the previous century. The shift is due in no small part to climate change and climate-related weather disasters, such as extreme flood and drought. The magnitude and frequency of such events are only expected to increase in the coming decades, affecting more and more impoverished people across the globe. Poverty Reduction in a Changing Climate, edited by Hari Bansha Dulal, is a work which discusses the new innovations and funding mechanisms which have emerged in response to the rise of climate-related challenges in the twenty-first century. Dulal and the text's contributors explore the synergies and implications of those innovations with respect to poverty alleviation goals. This collection brings together a range of scholars from different backgrounds, ranging from political science, economics, public policy, and environmental science, all analyzing poverty reduction challenges and opportunities from different, forward-thinking perspectives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739168011 20160610
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 182 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Climate change and the development challenge
  • Climate mitigation and the energy challenge
  • The adaptation challenge
  • A state of change : climate and development policy
  • Technology transfer for climate protection
  • Financing the development response to climate change.
This book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of disaster. It summons us to an endeavour worthy of the resources and ingenuity of the twenty-first century - towards bold initiatives with big costs, and much bigger benefits. It explores the interconnected issues of climate and development, laying the groundwork for such a new deal. It presents a challenging agenda, and highlights the needs and perspectives of developing countries which may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable to readers in high-income countries. The unfortunate truth is that any large country, or group of mid-sized countries, can veto any global climate solution by refusing to participate, so a solution will only work if it works for everyone.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780931692 20160614
Writing about climate change often falls into one of two opposite traps - predicting either calamity or apathy - both of which this book avoids. This is not a story of gloom and doom, of inevitable climate catastrophe. On the contrary, this book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of disaster. Nor is it one of complacent congratulation for "win-win" initiatives, cautiously incremental steps, and "green" consumer choices." Climate Protection and Development" summons us to an endeavour worthy of the resources and ingenuity of the twenty-first century - towards bold initiatives with big costs, and much bigger benefits. This book explores the interconnected issues of climate and development, laying the groundwork for just such a new deal. It presents a challenging agenda, and highlights the needs and perspectives of developing countries which may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable to readers in high-income countries. The unfortunate truth is that any large country, or group of mid-sized countries, can veto any global climate solution by refusing to participate, so a solution will only work if it works for everyone.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780931739 20160614
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction / Moazzam Hossain
  • Agriculture, structural change and socially responsible development in China and Vietnam / Clem Tisdell
  • Population, poverty and responsible social protection issues of Asia / Moazzam Hossain
  • Resource constraints and Asia's growth : regional cooperation for enhancing energy security / Shanawez Hossain and Tapan Sarker
  • Taxing for the future : an intergenerational perspective / Tapan Sarker
  • Indian agriculture in the era of global warming / Ranajit Chakrabarty and Smwarajit Lahiri Chakravarty
  • China's changing public health paradox and the new generation of health NGOs / Lai-Ha Chan and Ronald C. Keith
  • Towards universal sanitation : the Cambodian case / Paul Howard
  • Decentralization and poverty reduction in Indonesia : the case of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) / Yenny Tjoe
  • Migration of Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia : emerging lessons of economic and social costs and benefits at the migrant, migrant household and community levels / Munshi Israil Hossain, M. Adil Khan and Patricia Short
  • Sustainable resource development in Asia : challenges and opportunities / Vigya Sharma and Tapan Sarker
  • Business's challenge : relating corporate sustainability, strategy and leadership / Vikram P. Murthy
  • The Asian century is the Chinese century and the century of turbulence / Malcolm McIntosh.
This path-breaking book investigates the challenges of realising the Asian century. Prosperity in Asia does not only mean economic growth, the issues of public health, sanitation, income equality, social safety net and efficient use of natural resources are also important. It argues for new policy initiatives in social, environmental and natural resource areas of South, Southeast and East Asia. This insightful volume is presented in three parts: part I identifies the major socio-economic factors which are likely to take away the opportunities in realising the Asian century by 2050; part II presents the responsible policy issues which would be needed to overcome the hurdles such as public finance, natural resources, public health and sanitation, intra Asia migration and decentralised governance; part III articulates major challenges in realising the Asian prosperity including sustainable international business and sustainable growth. The topics examined are ranged from demographic conditions, tax reform to responsible use of natural resources in the years to come. The Asian Century, Sustainable Growth and Climate Change will appeal to academics in the fields of Asian studies and environment ecology. The major challenges in the future for South Asian growth due to the impact of climate change will prove invaluable for practitioners and the policy-makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781005743 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 229 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Climate change as a new challenge to environmental governance in China
  • The need for capacity development in the early CDM market
  • The role of agencies in diffusing the CDM
  • A case study on the performance of four CDM centers
  • The role of diffusion catalysts
  • The blurring of the public/private boundary
  • Conclusion: How to make hybrid actors accountable for the provision of public goods.
Climate change and China have become the buzz words in the effort to fight global warming. China has now become the world's leading host country for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This surprising success story reveals how market mechanisms work out well even in countries with economies in transition and market actors that are public-private hybrids. Miriam Schroder analyzes how local semi-public agencies have performed in the diffusion process for spreading knowledge and capacity for CDM. Based on extensive research of four provincial CDM centers, she discloses how these agencies contributed to kick-starting the local Chinese carbon market. Findings reveal that the CDM center approach is a recommendable, but improvable model for other countries in need for local CDM capacity development. It is also shown that hybrid actors in emerging economies like China need to improve their accountability if they are indeed to contribute to public goods provision for environmental governance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230301610 20160607
Law Library (Crown)
474 pages ; 23 cm.
  • El protocolo de Kyoto y la estrategia de cooperación mundial contra el cambio climático antropogénico
  • Los mecanismos flexibles del protocolo de Kyoto y su implementación en la Unión Europea
  • Marco teórico-económico de la inclusión de los mecanismos flexibles en el protocolo de Kyoto
  • El mercado de emisiones : un sistema basado en cuotas y marco de los demás mecanismos
  • La aplicación conjunta : un sistema basado en proyectos
  • El mecanismo de desarrollo limpio : aspectos generales
  • Dinámica del mecanismo de desarrollo limpio
  • Los certificados de reducción de emisiones y el contrato de carbono en los mecanismos de desarrollo limpio
  • El mecanismo de desarrollo limpio : un mecanismo en busca de la sostenibilidad
  • Nuevos esquemas para el logro de la sostenibilidad en los mecanismos de desarrollo limpio
  • Problemática social y geográfica en la implementación de los mecanismos de desarrollo limpio
  • Conclusiones.
Law Library (Crown)
xviii, 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The compatibility of the Kyoto mechanisms with traditional environmental instruments-- negotiated agreements and climate change mitigation-- Kyoto flexible mechanisms - opportunities and barriers for industry and financial institutions-- traditional environmental instruments, Kyoto mechanisms and the role of technical change-- the future evolution of the Kyoto protocol - costs, benefits and incentives to ratification and new international regimes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843760559 20160527
The Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the majority of industrialized countries is the first small step on the way to an effective climate policy. In the long-term, climate policy will call for greater GHG reductions and the full participation of the global community. The five integrated chapters of this book review theoretical findings and empirical evidence in the search for the right incentives which could induce firms and governments to undertake GHG abatement measures. This volume analyses the policy mixes that provide the best possible incentives for firms and governments to act on climate change and sign up to international climate agreements. In doing so, the authors address a multitude of related issues including the linkages between flexible mechanisms and voluntary agreements; regulation and taxation; the opportunities and barriers of the Kyoto Protocol for industry; and the incentives for firms to undertake climate-related R&D and investments. As well as illustrating the environmental benefits and cost-effectiveness of alternative policy mixes in reducing GHG emissions, the authors also offer sensible policy prescriptions for increasing the numbers of countries that ratify and implement climate agreements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843760559 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
xix, 490 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Threatened coasts, communities, and ecosystems : the need for integrated coastal zone management
  • Coastal laws, integrated coastal zone management, and coastal climate change adaptation in South Asia
  • Understanding sustainable coastal development
  • Linking coastal climate change adaptation to an integrated coastal zone management process for sustainable coastal development
  • Coastal law, ICZM, and adapting to sea level rise
  • Law in the service of ICZM and coastal climate change adaptation
  • A regional regime on ICZM and coastal climate change adaptation in South Asia
  • A principled approach to sustainable coastal development in South Asia.
Utilizing the coastal problems of South Asia, including sea level rise, Towards Sustainable Coastal Development: Institutionalizing Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia investigates the role of law and regional regimes in facilitating linkages between integrated coastal zone management and coastal climate change adaptation to contribute to sustainable coastal development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004282193 20160617
Law Library (Crown)

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